It finally hit me between my eyes--& your's too. I called my health care provider Anthem--Blue Cross Blue Shield--to get my husband & myself health insurance to reduce the upcoming Jan. 2010 premium down from the scheuled rate increase to $1114.00 per month for just the two of us. Keep in mind that we are both over 50, very healthy in fact marathon runners. We both get our yearly phyisicals each & every year & have been doing so for many years. We have a lously high deducible policy & are on 80/20 plan. And we're more physically fit & healthy that most 30 year olds. Anyway, I listened to this basically apology from this company as to why health insurance premiums are sky-rocketing. I listened to it--& it finally hit me between te eyes. When you can get a pill for 1. "Restless leg syndrom"--give me a freakin break 2. "When you can get a pill because you wet your pants because you cough or sneeze--give me a freakin break. Hey you're older than 45. 3. When you can take a pill because you don't think your sex life is good enough--give me a break. 4. When you can take a pill--that can make you happy-give me a break. 5. Let's not forget if you have a problem sleeping--LOL 6. Etc. etc. etc.etc.etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. The fact is that we as Human biengs have lost alot of sleep--most of us as we age will laugh, cough, or sneeze & will squirk a little urine, & let's face it over 55 years old if your man can't get it up--I'll bet ya that the woman he's been wth over the last so many years could care less anyway.--She loves him anyway. All of these advertisments are in our face every single day, in fact many times duriing the day, along with at least 45 seconds of what the side effects that may occur if you use these drugs.---- Now add to the above, the cost of the doctor you go to too-who you may sue if they don't work, or if one of those 45 seconds of side effects happen to you & of course the tests he will use to determine your need for any of the above snake oil" of which all will be paid by your medical insurance company pays & you wonder why there medical insurance rates are through the roof for everyone?. My Entire POINT IS: WTF---ARE ALL THESE PILLS FOR---When we have survived for centuries without them? "When government is big enough to give you everthing you want, it's also big enough to take everything you have." Thomas Jefferson.